Embattled Anambra candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme has finally admitted to a panel of independent investigators set up by the Anambra State Government that she forged her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results, The PUNCH reports.
In the report made available to Journalists in Abuja by the spokesperson of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dr, Fabian Benjamin, the panel noted that Mmesoma did not give any reason for the forgery.
“In Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s submission, she owned up in the presence of her principal, and the Education Secretary that the narration by the JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what transpired. She also admitted to have given a manipulated result by herself unaided, using the same phone Artel Number.
“According to her, she proceeded to the cybercafé (Prisca Global Computers, Uruagu, Nnewi) where she printed the results she had manipulated. The Committee tried to find out the motive behind her action, but Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma said NOTHING.
“In their own submissions, the Principal Anglican Girls’Secondary school, Uruagu Nnewi, and the Education Secretary – Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion) expressed shock at what transpired where in their presence, Mmesoma admitted having manipulated her UTME results, deceiving the school, her immediate family and the State Government.”
The PUNCH reports that JAMB had on Sunday accused Mmesoma of manually inflating her UTME result from 249 to 362. The candidate had since paraded herself as the 2023 UTME top scorer and had attracted a scholarship of N3M from Innoson Motors.
Despite multiple pleas by the Board, Mmesoma insisted her result was not forged and noted that she printed her result from the website of JAMB.
Despite her insistence, the Board slammed a three-year ban on her with the House of Representatives calling for a stay of action.